Harmony in Education Conference

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How can Nature inspire a new way of learning?

‘If I was told I would die shortly and could have one wish in public service fulfilled, it would be that all people everywhere adopt the Harmony approach to education and…life. For I cannot believe that anyone versed in an understanding of the beautiful interrelationships and dependencies within the natural world could ever wish or merit anyone else damaging it. Come to the Harmony in Education conference on Friday 1st May and become part of an education revolution…the next generation will be thankful’

 

With curriculum intent now at the heart of Ofsted inspection, how can we bring Nature into learning? 

‘Across the whole education sector, a mentality of ‘what’s measured is what gets done’ trumps the true purpose of education, and curriculum thinking − the consideration of what needs to be taught and learned for a full education − has been eroded.’

Amanda Spielman, Ofsted Chief Inspector (18 September 2018)

Join us to explore how Nature’s principles of Harmony can inform education, at a time when our planet needs it most. 

The programme for the day includes a keynote from Sir Anthony Seldon (Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham) and addresses from Joy Carter (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester) and Richard Dunne (The Harmony Project, Director of Education) as well as workshops and a panel session featuring Sir Tim Smit (Co-Founder of the Eden Project).

Tickets: £50 (£25 concessions) which includes a locally sourced, seasonal, organic lunch and a copy of the Harmony teachers’ guide.

Programme

09:00 – 10:00: Arrival

10:00 – 10:10: Welcome Address – Joy Carter (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester)

10:15 – 11:00: Keynotes – Sir Anthony Seldon (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham) and Richard Dunne (The Harmony Project, Director of Education)

11:15 – 12:15: Workshops (Session 1*)

12:30 – 13:30: Organic, local, seasonal lunch

13:45 – 14:45: Workshops – Session 2 (same workshops as above*)

15:00 – 15:30: Panel debate with Sir Tim Smith (Co-Founder, The Eden Project) alongside students.

15:30 – 16:00: Final reflections

 

*Attendees will choose 1 workshop to participate in during the morning session (from 11:15 until 12:15), and a second workshop for the afternoon session (between 13:45 and 14:45).

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Workshops

  • Creating a Harmony Curriculum 

This workshop will be led by Richard Dunne (The Harmony Project, Director of Education), Emilie Martin (The Harmony Project, Content Lead and Research) and Nicola Kemp (Canterbury Christchurch University and Lead Researcher).

  • Developing new leaders in sustainability

This workshop will be led by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) Executive Officer, Jamie Agombar, alongside Professor of Responsible Management and Leadership at the University of Winchester, Carole Parkes.

  • Discovering the Geometry of Nature

The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts will offer a practical and creative exploration of patterns of geometry in Nature, as well as ways of applying this to a classroom setting.

  • Bringing Harmony to tomorrow’s teachers: Harmony approaches in Initial Teacher Training

Tessa Willy, UCL-Institute of Education, Tim Burgess, Winchester University Primary PGCE, and Sharon Witt, Senior Fellow in Learning and Teaching at the University of Winchester, will share a range of approaches for student teachers that seek to foster different kinds of relationships with the natural world.

  • Developing a whole-school approach to Harmony

Helen Fletcher Davies, Headteacher at South Farnborough Infants School, will take participants on a potted history of her school’s development of a new curriculum based on principles of Harmony as well as offering inspiration as to how you might go about that process.

  • Engaging students in environmental issues

Dr Tammi Sinha, Director of Climate Action at the University of Winchester, will begin this workshop with a hands-on exploration into the dimensions of sustainability, using Lego Serios Play. This will be followed by a ‘secret trail challenge’ led by Richard Pollard, founder of Project Living Connections. This session hopes to inspire wonder as to what can be achieved if we put our minds to it, as well as offering a broad understanding of the interdependence and diversity of life on earth.

  • ‘Values in Harmony’ – creating a values-based school culture as the bedrock for Harmony

This session will be led by Bridget Knight, CEO of Values-based Education International and teaching head of a Values-based primary school in Herefordshire. Bridget’s workshop will explore creating the right ethos and culture in your school in order for the principles of Harmony to take root and flourish.

 

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If you require further information about the conference: info@theharmonyproject.org.uk

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